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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Mar 5, 2008.
Computer still down. Probably need a new hard drive.
The Husky is almost ready for her first camping trip!
wolfman tank bag, gl coyote and a med ortlieb work for me. altogether, the total weight is about 80 lbs.
Don't need 80 #'s you pucker.
no duffle bag. LOL....you'll freeze off your butt.....
these 2 survived the freezing temp in carrizo
Cazadores will rule the evening.
here's mine and mark (rode from brit columbia....:eek1) on the morning leaving my house for baja. i met mark when he posted asking for help to get mefo tires. he ended up buying them from javier, which were shipped to my house
we had a late start, and still, in honor of fudgypup, we drank some expensive coffee
At 80 #'s you must have crammed your girlfriend in the GL and had your buddy carry your gear. Nice work, Joel.
mark didn't have a visa, so we have to get it at tijuana. i prefer tecate but tj in the morning on a work week is
not too bad. it's also shorter to get to from my house (about 150 miles)
once we crossed tj, we rode east towards tecate. i'm impressed the cuota carreteras are clean and well maintained
after 70 more miles, finally.......DIRT. this is on our way to rancho santa veronica
mark didn't know the way, all he can do is follow
15 minutes in the ride we took our first break next to a little creek...
mark noticed that i have a flat...
that sticking metal was a pucking drill bit
took me 40 minutes to put a new tube, which i ended up pinching. glad i brought 2 spares. mark's klr uses a 17. this is my first flat since 2007. where is sito when you need him? by the time we get rolling it was about 4 PM and starting to get cold. the elevation there is over 3K.
good thing rsv is just a few mile away. we got there before sunset
a good group of riders from the bay area was there for the entire holidays. one of them is an advrider
good move for us to get a room. cuz that night, the temp dropped to freezing temp and i brought a light sleeping bag.
our room has a his and his bed. me no like sleepwalkers....it got so cold in that room that i slept in my sleeping bag and under the sheets. the water in the litter bottle turned icy,
the staff was cool, they let us parked our bikes in the hallway and outside our room
stopped in san clemente, eh?
lots of good looking wemin there tom. you lucky skunk. i think one of the employees there rides this bike.
I fun Slime in my tires. That stuff works wonders! We went through an entire cactus field once and everyone I was with that didn't have it, had a gazillion flats. When I finally changed the tire about a year later, there were a ton of green dots on the tube. Amazing stuff!
thursday morning was still cold, but having the sun was in our face most of the time help
on compadre trail on our way to ojos negros @ 45 miles of big bike friendly dirt
some sections were sandy and.....
watch out for grazing animals whenever you see green grass
before the 2nd water crossing, we took another break
thanks. yeah, i heard it does wonder and bought a bottle. forgot to bring it.
it never worked for nmbmn.. and the bastard left a lot of this green mess in my backyard
my famous water crossing....
you gotta love those water proof bags
electrical poles mean we're near ojos
i remember eating here years ago
parked our bikes in the rear
can't say no to a coke in a bottle.... love the tacos too
and mark had a hamburger....:huh:huh:huh
while we're eating, steve (dirt diver) showed up; they were heading west towards the pacific coast
on the far right is deep sea diver (ron) whom i met at last year's nOObs dv rally
and their bikes
we have 4 hours to make it to san felipe before sunset which is 140 miles away
hw3 heading sw; this part of mexico, they take care of their road very well
after about 50 miles in our ride, i saw this road heading towards the dry lake bed (laguna diablo). i remember this one from my map source and google earth, there's a short cut to san felipe.
started to be bbf
we saved lots of miles taking this route...
then as we head east, the ground became a little soft....:huh
my first sand nap
then it was hard packed again....
but not for long.....